Milestones and Support timeline

Check out the timeline to see what changes are happening and when, and how we intend to support you throughout this transition over the next two years.

Supporting your journey

Whether you’re a student, employer or education provider, the timeline gives you more information on when the changes are happening and when guidance and resources will become available.

This timeline will be added to, so keep visiting this site so you don’t miss out on any support or guidance.

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2016

October 2016

Announcement of ACCA Qualification – the future

Syllabus and specimen exams available for all new exams within Strategic Professional. We’re providing two specimens containing detailed solutions and guidance for Strategic Business Leader.

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December 2016

Examiner's article released for Strategic Business Leader

Examiner approach article for the new Strategic Business Leader exam released (PDF format, 384 KB)

Download the article

2017

January 2017

Education provider webinars

Two support webinars were held looking at the new Strategic Business Leader exam

Register to access the webinars on-demand

March 2017

Marking guide released for Strategic Business Leader

Guidance issued on how to award professional marks and to recognise answers for Strategic Business Leader.

Download the marking guide (PDF, 1.6 MB)

April 2017

Ethics and Professional Skills Webinar

Register for a free webinar providing an overview of the new Ethics and Professional Skills module on 4 April at 12.30pm (UK time).

Register now

April 2017

Global Learning Providers' Conference (GLPC)

Global Learning Providers’ Conference with special focus on preparing you for the changes to the qualification. Speak to the experts and ask them questions.

May 2017

GLPC becomes available on-demand

Global Learning Providers’ Conference on-demand opportunity to access selected presentations and content shared at the April 2017 event.

October 2017

Launch of Ethics and Professional Skills module

New module replaces Professional Ethics Module from 31 October 2017.

October 2017

Approved content provider materials for Strategic Business Leader released

Approved content provider materials for Strategic Business Leader will be available for tutors and students.

November 2017

Tutor Excellence Programme

New resources available in the Tutor Excellence Programme – our online tutor training programme – to support teaching of the Strategic Business Leader case study.

2018

February 2018

September session exam entry opens

September 2018 exam entry opens, giving students their first opportunity to enter for the new Strategic Professional exams.

May 2018

Last opportunity to enter for the June 2018 exam session

This is the last session where the current Professional-level exams will be available.

June 2018

Last sitting of existing Professional-level exams

After this session students transition to ACCA Qualification – the future.

August 2018

Last chance to enter for the September 2018 exam session

September 2018 exam entry closes, including entries for the first sitting of the Strategic Professional exams.

September 2018

September exam session

First sitting of the new Strategic Professional exams.

October 2018

Exam results released for the September 2018 exam session

This includes the first results for the Strategic Professional exams.

Learn if these changes affect your studies

We've created a tool to help you understand how the changes will affect your studies.

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